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Superflashy Newsflash Feb 2021

Read all about it! From the hottest openings and fine-dining foodie news to olympic dreams - here's the inside line on the newest happenings in Cornwall this month.

Prawn on the Farm

Prawn On The Farm is back again for 2021 at Trerethern Farm (rather than the bijou site in Duke Street, Padstow, which will be operating at a fishmongers). The farm is perched above Padstow, overlooking Padstow Kitchen Garden with uninterrupted, dramatic views of the scenic Camel Estuary. This year the restaurant itself will have a more permanent site higher up, so bigger and better – same views but nicer loos! Oh and running water and electricity (unlike last year, although the foot pedalled water heater did have a certain outside charm). Bookings are now open from 1st May until 3rd October for up to 6 people.

Emily Scott’s cookbook

Local chef Emily Scott’s debut cookbook has launched for pre-order. Sea & Shore, published by Hardy Grant UK in June 2021, brings together more than 80 recipes for the home cook, sharing the connection between food, a sense of place and storytelling. You will recognise Emily as she hosted a pop-up restaurant at Watergate Bay last summer which is set to re-open as a permanent feature in the old cocktail bar on the seafront at Watergate Bay (was due to be March, lockdown may delay).

Cornwall on TV

Missing your Cornwall TV fix now Rick Stein’s Cornwall has ended (catch up on the BBC iPlayer if you missed it). Cornwall and Devon Walks with Julia Bradbury is still being shown on ITV, there’s the third series of Devon and Cornwall on Channel 4 and back on ITV, Joanna Lumley ended her tour of the UK on St Michael’s Mount. I’ve had the most messages about BBC2’s Cornwall: This Fishing Life though, which makes strangely compelling viewing – each week features a different Cornish fishing village and charts the trials and tribulations of Cornwall’s fishing heritage.

Hall for Cornwall

Cornwall’s biggest theatre is scheduled to re-open in September 2021 after a three-year closure. Treading the boards for the opening debut will be the world premiere of brand-new musical, Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical. You won’t have to work hard to guess upon which singing group it is based – yes, Port Isaac’s finest crooners themselves, above.

Going for gold

Olympic Rower Helen Glover comeback with three children by the river Thames

She’s baaaaaack! Double Olympic champion Helen Glover has announced she is attempting a comeback at this summer’s Tokyo games. She’ll be the first woman to make a Team GB rowing team after children. Since winning gold at London 2012 and Rio 2016 in the coxless pairs, Helen has had three children – Logan (two), and twins Bo and Kit (one)- with TV hottie and adventurer Steve Backshall. “When I first mentioned to him that I was thinking of coming back he said, ‘Helen, most people take up crocheting as a lockdown project, they don’t decide to try to go to the Olympics. This is a little full on even for you!’” We’ll be cheering you all the way to Tokyo, Helen.

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